- Carillion’s insolvency—implications for public contracts
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- What is the impact for public contracts awarded to Carillion?
- What are the potential options for contracting authorities (including central government departments) who have tendered public contracts to Carillion?
- What are the key legal or regulatory issues that authorities will need to consider?
- What can the government do to safeguard their contracts and to ensure business continuity against this sort of event?
- What are the potential legal implications for joint ventures in this situation (ie where a joint venture (JV) partner collapses with a public contract still ongoing)?
- What are the possible next steps?
- Are there any other important points worth mentioning?
Public Law analysis: With the number of Carillion’s contracts with the government running into hundreds, Ruth Murray, partner and head of projects at Ashfords, considers the impact of Carillion’s collapse on its public contracts and outlines the next steps that authorities should take.
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